What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing Mirror2D for iPad

iOS software iPad Mirror2D

TOKYO (MacHouse) – It’s not even half past the month, but we are ready to introduce the third iOS application of the month. This new release is called Mirror2D.

iOS software iPad Mirror2D   iOS software iPad Mirror2D

Mirror2D is an iPad-only iOS application that simply lets you create a reflection image. There are two sources of picture files that Mirror2D can have access to. By touching the Photos button, Mirror2D will access the Photos library where pictures that you have taken with Apple’s Camera are stored. If you transfer files to your device through iPhoto/iTunes, those files will also be saved in the Photos library folder. Secondly, you can extract images that are located in the sandbox-protected folder allocated to this application through iTunes by touching the Application button. Once you load a picture, you have three settings to configure. Use the height slider to control the height of a reflection image. The second slider lets you control the opacity level of a reflection image. Finally, use the third one to apply a blur filter to a reflection. Furthermore, you have an option of saving both the source part and the reflection part or only the reflection part as an image (PNG or JPEG). When you finally tap the Save button, Mirror2D will export an image with its alpha channel retained, of course, provided that you choose PNG as an export format and the opacity level is lower than 100.


  1. Have access to two sources of pictures, Photo-library or application’s folder.
  2. Control the height and the opacity level of a reflection image. Apply a blur filter to a reflection image.
  3. Set a background color of your choice.
  4. Save both the source part and the reflection part or the reflection part. You decide.
  5. Choose PNG or JPEG as an export format. Set a compression rate (1 to 100) for JPEG.
  6. Delete source files and reflection images that you’ve saved separately with a tap on a button.
  7. The application comes with a built-in user’s guide.
  8. Language: English only
  9. File size: 2.5 MB

System requirements

  1. iOS 6.0 or higher
  2. iPad


  1. The aspect ratio of a picture to load must be 2.716 or lower.
  2. In order to retrieve saved (exported) reflection image files, the user must have access to a desktop computer with iTunes (Apple’s multimedia application) installed.
  3. A final image that you save may look different to some extent from the preview when you apply the blur filter to the reflection part.
  4. A vertically-long camera roll picture may have its reflection part appear at a wrong angle.

Version history

Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at App Store.

1.0.3 (Released on March 7, 2013)

  1. Fix: The user could select a blank photo when tapping the Application button with the Save button active.
  2. The built-in user’s guide is updated to explain about the privacy setting in relation to the Photos data.

1.0.1 (Released on February 20, 2013)

  1. Fix: A popover window could remain open even after the user switched the screen to Settings.

Mirror2D is a product of MacHouse.

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